Pierre-Marie Chermette 'Origine' Vielles Vignes 2023 (750ml)

  $17.00

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Producer Pierre-Marie Chermette
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Varietal Gamay
Vintage 2023
Size 750ml

Pierre-Marie Chermette Description

A masterful 5th generation grower, Pierre has maintained the strict traditions of his ancestors and of the region, with more tenacity than most. Despite fashions changing, Pierre has, for his entire life, adhered only to the classic methods handed down from his family. This means farming in as sustainable a manner as possible, only using indigenous yeasts for every wine, long fermentations and making whole-cluster (semi-carbonic) wines in the old foudres built by his great-grandfather. Pierre Chermette's yields are so low and the grapes so naturally ripe that he does not chaptalise. The wines are bottled with little or no filtration and the addition of no sulfur or very little depending on the cuvée.

Given the life Pierre imbues upon the wines, they are as stable as Premier Cru Burgundy and age for nearly as long in many cases. They are, nevertheless, utterly "glugable" upon release. The wines of Vissoux are a fascinating study in terroir, tradition and talent, with the pricing more befitting a wine half as great.

--Peter Weygandt

Wine Notes: Red wine. Beaujolais, France. Sustainable. 100% Gamay. From 40-100 year-old vines, this has much more structure than your typical Nouveau, while still retaining the easy-drinking quality of Chermette's classic Primeur. Red fruits still dominate the nose, but there's a more complex mid-palate and longer finish.

 

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